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Five Things To Know About Living In Provo Utah

mountains in provo utah

Let’s be real, most people have probably never even heard of Provo Utah.  In fact, if you aren’t familiar with the area, you might even be under the impression that Utah is a boring place without much going on. However, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. The city of Provo is a thriving place with lots of culture. As the third largest city in Utah, Provo is home to more than 115,000 proud residents. Each year, more and more people decide to move to the city, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re thinking about moving to the area and aren’t sure what to expect, have no fear: here are five things to know about living in Provo Utah.

There’s plenty of great music

live music in provo utah

One of the best things about moving to a new city is getting to check out the local music scene. Well, Provo Utah is full of talented artists and many consider it to be the hub of music for the entire state. Not only has Provo already birthed artists such as Imagine Dragon and Neon Trees, but there are countless other amazing groups that perform regularly throughout the city.

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Home to successful companies

ancestry.com headquarters

When most people think of cool companies, the infamous Silicon Valley is the first place that comes to mind. However, Provo Utah is home to some pretty successful companies such as Ancestry.com, Vivant, and Qualtrics. If you’re moving to the area and are interested in any of these fields, you may be able to snag a cool job.

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Food trucks

sweet burrito food truck

Some people love drive thrus, some people love to dine in, but Provo Utah loves food trucks. And it’s pretty easy to see why. After all, who doesn’t love to eat? Even through American society is getting more and more health conscious, there’s no denying the fact that there are still plenty of people who like to indulge in some good ol’ greasy food. Well in Provo, you can enjoy some pretty delicious local favorites via the awesome food trucks that have become popular throughout the city.

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A great city for cycling

biking in provo utah

One of the biggest perks of living in any big city is the chance to ditch your car and try other forms of transportation. Well while some cities boast elaborate public transportation systems, Provo Utah prides itself on being very bike friendly. There are nearly 44 miles of bike roads throughout the city, allowing bikers to pedal around with ease.

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Plenty of outdoor adventure

stairway to heaven

If you enjoy venturing outside for a little fun, you’ll definitely enjoy Provo. The city is full of opportunities for adventure, and it’s easy to get out and take it all in. If you enjoy hiking, you can take the climb up the Stairway to Heaven, or if you enjoy swimming, you can take a dip in Utah Lake.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.

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